If you’re a fan of juicing, you’ll definitely be on board with souping, the latest detox trend. Why drink cold juice in the winter? Go for warming soups this time of year! A soup-only cleanse offers a number of nutritional benefits while keeping you satisfied. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, soups are filled with superfoods that can help you battle inflammation, cleanse your colon and reduce oxidative stress. Plus, most soup recipes are versatile, allowing you to swap in different ingredients and seasonings according to your taste.
Ready to stir the pot? Here’s a 3-day detox meal plan by our Senior Editor Ashley Nickelsen:
Breakfast: Raw Green Soup
Start your day with a vitamin boost! This healthy blend of avocado, zucchini, spinach, almonds, tomato, herbs and lemon offers a powerful combo of nutrients like fiber, folate, potassium and more. Plus, the avocado gives it a creamy texture that will make you feel like you’re having a smoothie, not soup!
Lunch: Easy Chicken Bone Broth
You may think of “broth” as just a soup base, but it actually makes for a tasty meal on its own. This simple recipe is full of flavor, and the vegetables offer up vitamins that other broths may not contain.
Dinner: Hearty Wholesome Harvest Soup
Just as the recipe states, this soup is hearty and fulfilling. The mix of vegetables (and meat, if you choose to include chicken or turkey) makes for a satisfying meal without being too heavy — perfect for dinner at the end of your first day of detox!
Breakfast: Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
Light yet satisfying, this butternut squash soup will help you start your day right. Squash is full of vitamins and phytochemicals that your body needs. This recipe is a great balance of savory and sweet with flavors from the squash, coconut cream, and vegetable broth all working together in harmony.
Blending up this soup for a midday meal is so simple and full of flavor, thanks to the miso! It’s an especially great choice if you have digestive issues since this recipe doesn’t call for common, powerful additions like onions and garlic.
Dinner: Simple Dairy-Free Mushroom Soup
The almond milk in this recipe makes it a dairy-free meal and, combined with the mushrooms, creates a creamy consistency. Plus, talk about health benefits! Mushrooms contain loads of antioxidants and offer up anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
Breakfast: Cauliflower Corn Chowder
Corn isn’t typically a breakfast food, but this soup changes everything. It’s delicious chilled or warmed up, and the sweetness of the corn (which is packed with the carotenoids that keep your eyes healthy) is a nice alternative to that sugary syrup you usually drizzle over your pancakes.
The umeboshi paste (or vinegar) in this soup, which is made from Japanese pickled plum, is known to stimulate digestion and remove toxins from the body. Plus, bok choy is loaded with vitamins! Adapt this recipe by using your favorite veggie combinations.
Dinner: Vegetable Bean Chili
Chili may seem like more than a soup (it is!), but it can still be part of your detox. Beans are a great source of protein and, combined with other vegetables and spices, provide a heartiness to this simple dish.
Want some more options? Check out these other soups:
Note: PLEASE consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet or medications. The material on this site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.